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Del.icio.us and Me

So I don't know if 27 is old, but man do I feel it when today I finally created an account at del.icio.us! "Why does that make you feel old", you ask? Because I'm usually the first in line for new tech, a fad, or a new site/service, especially if its popular. I've been hearing about del.icio.us for a long time now but didn't really know what it was until a day or two ago. My friend Tim explained folksonomy to me and I associated it with Flickr. He mentioned del.icio.us as another example and so I finally learned what del.icio.us is, a bookmark sharing service.

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RegJack said…
I don't know what any of this means, but thanks for sharing ;-)

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